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o run down a police officer and that's when a female officer fired a single shot. the driver of the car was not hit. law men did take him into custody. here's police chief michael chitwood. >> he runs up on the sidewalk, crashes into the side of a building. then he backs up and tries to run over one of our upper darby's undercover officers, female officers. she fires one shot. the car then takes off, knocks over a light stand and knocks over several of the parking meters and then the car stops at that location. >> michael chitwood. police did find, they say crack cocaine heroin, a semi-automatic weapon and cash in the car. this all from an undercover drug buy. no officers were hurt. the suspect is in custody. the river -- the river
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line light rail service is still suspended this hour in delran township, new jersey after a train collided with a car. it happened just after 4 o'clock at the chester avenue crossing. three passengers in the car were taken to cooper medical center. five people on the train were hurt but those injuries are not considered life-threatening. light rail service is currently suspended in both directions between cinnaminson and riverside. there has been a dramatic turn around at penn state university. the ncaa has restored the 111 wins it took away from joe paterno so he is once again college football's all time winningest coach with 409 victories. the wins were taken away in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal as part of the sanctions the ncaa levied against the university but the ncaa has reached a settlement with the school rather than face trial stemming from a lawsuit against the body filed
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by state senate majority leader jake korman and state treasurer rob mccord. the suit claimed that the 2012 consent decree agreed to by penn state to avoid the so-called death penalty was illegal and robbed the university of due process. >> today is a victory for due process which was not afforded in this case. today is a victory for people of pennsylvania. today is a victory for penn state nation. the ncaa has surrendered. >> the settlement also a states that the $60 million fine paid by penn state because of sandusky will now stay in pennsylvania supporting programs addressing child abuse. the paterno family issued a statement today. today is a great victory for everyone who has fought for the truth in the sandusky tragedy. the return of the wins to the university and joe paterno confirm that the ncaa and the board of trustees of the university acted prematurely
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and irresponsibly and that is the penn state story tonight. >> ♪♪ just released surveillance video shows the gunman who murdered a social worker tuesday morning on her way to work. philadelphia police say this is the masked killer who followed kim jones to the bus stop at 12th and jefferson in north philadelphia and shot her execution style in the head. the suspect is spotted boarding the subway at broad and cecil b. moore near temple. >> right after the murder happens, turns we believe puts the gun back in a duffle bag and in a very calm fashion just walks away. >> just a short time ago family and neighbors held a vigil for jones at the bus stop where she was killed. her son is pleading anybody with information to come forward. >> my mother was a great person and very selfless and you know, as was said earlier she deserved a lot better than this. >> there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an
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arrest and conviction. philadelphia police say a 14-year-old was stabbed during a fight that spilled out of west philadelphia high school this afternoon. it happened at 3:30 after school ended for the day near 46th and market. the boy was taken to children's hospital in critical condition. police believe another 14-year-old may be responsible for the stabbing. they are currently looking for that teenager. we are learning more about the death plunge last night of a temple university student at 15th and chestnut in center city philadelphia. the student has been identified as 18-year-old rebecca kim who graduated last year from wissahickon high school in ambler. she fell on top of a pedestrian who was seriously hurt. she has been identified as 44-year-old erica goodwin of lansdowne and she is in the hospital tonight. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at hahnemann university hospital. annie, what have you learned about both women?
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>> reporter: and jim tonight erica goodwin remains in the icu in critical condition can. we are told that she is sedated but she is talking. her family tells us that she was actually on her way to a meeting for a mentorship program for young girls when the unthinkable happened. >> i'm still processing. i'm not -- i mean, it's unbelievable. what are the chances that anyone would walk down the street, someone would fall on them? >> reporter: joyce adams' 44-year-old daughter erica goodwin happened to be walking down 16th street when 18-year-old temple university student rebecca kim fell to her death falling directly on top of goodwin. >> she has a broken shoulder and some spine injuries and they're still running tests. >> reporter: this all unfolded just before 6:00 p.m. thursday near the busy intersection of 16th and chestnut. according to investigators kim was visiting students of the art institute inside their center city dorms. a witness says kim climbed out onto a ledge on the eighth floor from the window favoring
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16th street. friends say she was trying to take pictures. one roommate told her to come back inside but she did not and she fell from the low pressure onto the sidewalk. art newt resident advisors warned students not to look outside. >> somebody fell out of the window from the eighth floor and she was like so when you get up there don't look out your window, you know, it's not pretty. >> reporter: both women were transported to the hospital. kim was pronounced dead a short time later. kim was a 2014 graduate of wissahickon high school and a freshman at temple university. goodwin the mother of a young boy has a long recovery ahead. >> i'm just really, really thankful that my daughter's alive. my prayers really go tout that young woman who lost her life. >> reporter: and temple university releasing a statement today saying that they have grief counselors on hand for students, same with the art institute. in fact, we're told that their dean was on the eighth floor last night making sure those
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students are okay. for now reporting live in center city, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you annie. "action news" has confirmed that the upper darby mother accused of locking her mentally impaired son out of their house has turned herself in. karima tolbert is being processed. police say she locked her 18-year-old mentally impaired son out in the freezing cold last week for hours without so much as a jacket. again, tolbert has turned herself in. this coming monday will be the one year anniversary of the shooting death of 26-year-old amber long. philadelphia police are still looking for the bandits who attacked long and her mother on north front street in northern liberties. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live in our satellite center. dan, you spoke to long's mother today, the first time she has spoken out since that terrible day. >> reporter: yes, jim and for her the memory is so fresh it was as if it only happened yesterday and there's not a day that goes by that she
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doesn't think about her daughter her one and only child. >> people keep asking me do you think the police have done everything they can and it's like yeah. >> reporter: this monday will mark a year since stephanie long and her 26-year-old daughter amber were walking along front street in northern liberties after a night out on the town. that's when two bandits sprung up on them out of nowhere snatching stephanie's pus and shoots amber in the chest killing her. surveillance footage shows the men getting into a late model chevy impala where another man was waiting. to this day the case has not been solved. >> they just haven't gotten any usable tips and i -- god i don't understand. i do not i do not understand. >> reporter: stephanie long says police have gone through hours of surveillance footage and now believe the car has new york license plates. they went through tons of car rental records, checked cell phone tower signalings in the area but so far nothing. long find it hard to believe that nobody saw anything and hopes they finally come forward with information. >> this is somebody who is
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murdered. do you want him for a neighbor? do you want him living down the street from your daughter? >> reporter: there is a $37,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. if you have information you're being asked to call the homicide unit of the philadelphia police. live in the sat center, dann cuellar channel6 "action news." >> a contractor convicted in one of the biggest home improvement fraud cases in pennsylvania history could spend the rest of his life behind bars. a judge today sentenced john succi to 15 to 30 years in prison. the 59-year-old was found guilty last month of stealing two and a half million dollars from philadelphia families. coming up on "action news" tonight a car crashes into a school bus while a students is boarding and it's a dream come true for a local catholic teach. a catholic schoolteacher will have more on her national
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honors. cecily. >> while the winds of change were blowing we had a peak wind gust of 39 miles per hour so it felt cooler than 43. now i'm tracking a sunny but cold saturday followed by a soaking rain on sunday. i'll have details in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> ducis rodgers with more on joe paterno the big news today out of penn state when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪♪
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>> one p erson was hurt this morning when a car slammed into a school bus in mercer county. it happened at 7 o'clock at the intersection of prospect street and hazel hurts avenue in ewing township. the cause of the crash is
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still unclear but we do know that one student was boarding the bus when it was hit and the bus had its crossing lights on. the student wasn't hurt but the driver of the car was injured. the atlantic city race course has been put out to pasture. today was the last day of gambling at the famed horse track. it opened in the 19 40's with the help of grace kelly's father. but its glitzy heyday is long gone. the owner of the mays landing track blames the slump in the over all horse racing business and the weak economy around atlantic city. bettors who need to cash in can do so in vineland. >> today turned out to be a special day for beth ann gallagher. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim has that story. >> reporter: it's not just another friday at saint dorothy school in drexel hill. >> she's going to be shocked. super surprised. >> reporter: this mass is
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special the result of planning by students staff and family to honor beth ann gallagher. mrs. gallagher has been awarded the national cathedral lick education association distinguished teacher award. >> it means a lot to me. means more to her. >> everyone loves her. >> i learned so much in her class. i mean even not related to school just around people and just being kind to others, it's -- she teaches so many things. >> reporter: mrs. gallagher encourages her students to pay it forward in a project her class does every year and today her school wanted to celebrate her award. >> ♪♪ >> at this time i invite mrs. gallagher to come into the sanctuary. (applause). >> this is such a dream. i feel like somebody pinch me, wake up.
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it just seems so surreal. >> reporter: mrs. gallagher says this was more than she could imagine the perfect gift on what happened to be her birthday. and as a gift to the school in honor of their distinguished teacher, the archdiocese is giving these students a holiday, a day off in her honor. mrs. gallagher just hopes her students will continue to share their gifts with the world. >> to one person you might be the world and i want them to be the world to somebody. >> reporter: in drexel hill, eva pilgrim, channel6 "action news. >> ♪♪
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>> you know the penn state community is feeling pretty good tonight based on the settlement that penn state reached with the ncaa. >> certainly feeling a little vindicated. the ncaa dissolved the consent decree penn state's then president rodney erickson signed in 2012 in connection with the jerry sandusky scandal. by doing so 112 victories that were stripped from the school have been restored. 111 of those victories belonged to joe paterno his record is returned to 409
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wins, 136 loses and three ties. paterno is once again the winningest coach in major college football history. the settlement between penn state and the ncaa call for the $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within pennsylvania. sources told "action news" lesean mccoy has pulled out of the pro bowl. we believe it's due to an injury. jordan matthews might have a few pro bowls in his future. jeff skversky caught up with the veer. jeff asked matthews about this let's draft a quarterback talk. >> marcus mariota jaemis winston, if the eagles could get one of these quarterbacks, can which one would you want? [laughter] >> can which one you think? >> i don't know. >> i'm taking -- no disrespect to winston i think the kid's great, great player. i think he's definitely, you know well polished from playing in florida state's pro style offense but i think lots of time nfl is all about situations man its all about
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what situation you go into, how it fits for you and i think if you had a cut out of like what mariota would fit into, i think that would be offense that kind of looks like ours. >> hm. the sixers host new orleans tonight. pelicans say former sixer jrue holiday anthony davis doubtful to play. both battling injuries. flyers skunked by the canucks four-zip. flyers are well out of a playoff spot. there's time left but not much. >> worry about it, there's a lot of hockey so we got to regroup tomorrow, go to buffalo and wip a hockey game. that's it. that's what we're going to worry about. >> dom brown and ben revere coming back to the phillies. the team avoids arbitration with both players. brown will earn $2.5 million a season. he batted .235 with 10 homers:
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revere finished fifth in the national league in batting. he was third in the league with 49 stolen bases. he'll earn a little more than $4 million. both brown and revere coming back. >> thank you ducis. delaware county museum celebrating the work of a legendary local artist. with the artist himself. jamie wyatt was on hand for a preview of his show in chadds ford. this major retrospective exhibition show cases more than 100 works spanning six decades of his career. that kennedy portrait perhaps his most famous. the show opens tomorrow. and we want to remind you about our 6abc "action news" facebook page. by checking the like box you will have access to all of the top stories that we're following, weather updates breaking news and the best and most current viral videos. just go to facebook.com/6abc "action news" and click on the like box to make sure that you're getting everything on
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facebook from "action news." you can even communicate with members of the "action news" team like ducis rodgers. >> ♪♪
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>> weekend accuweather forecast. here's cecily tynan. >> it's going to be dry but cold to start and then it's going to get very wet on sunday. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we don't have any rain out there right now. we did have a few light snow showers and flurries from a cold front that is moving through and this is going to really drop the temperatures tonight and tomorrow. so, the accuweather highlights showing i'm tracking a sunny but cold saturday and then a soggy sunday.
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but temperatures tomorrow are going to be about 10 degrees colder than today. today we made up to 43 degrees in philadelphia. tomorrow only 32. millville 32 and some of our north and west suburbs and even trenton likely will stay in the 20's. it won't be windy. we won't have a wind chill factor to deal with but it certainly is going to be cold and then future tracker showing rainfall amounts on sunday, the heavier rain will be along the coast where they could get up to about an inch and a half of rain, philadelphia probably about three-quarters of an inch and rainfall totals really drop off in the northwest suburbs generally less than a quarter inch but it looks like we will all be getting rain. that storm system is going to track very close to the coast. right now philadelphia 39 degrees. millville 35. wilmington 37. but notice how that cold air is already starting to move in. allentown, it's 10 degrees colder than in philadelphia and mount pocono currently it's 17 degrees and we still have that breeze so the switch
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factor feels like 16 in allentown and nine in the poconos and the winds will be with us through the evening hours and then they'll really begin to slack off as we head through the overnight hours. satellite6 along with action radar showing this high pressure will build right over us tomorrow. that will bring us the cold air, the calm winds and temperatures tonight are going to be frigid. 18 degrees in philadelphia, nine in reading, eight in allentown, thirteen millville and 15 in toms river. future tracker showing the good news about tomorrow, it's going to be cold but not a cloud in the sky. 2 o'clock wall to wall sunshine but then it's kind of the opposite on sunday. sunday is when that rain moves in pretty quickly in the morning. it rains through the afternoon and then it will be moving out on sunday night. we'll have a dry day for monday for the holiday but it's going to be windy. so, this is what to expect with the storm system on sunday. excuse me. it's not going to be a snow
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event. it will be cold enough that there could be a period of freezing rain. then temperatures will rise into the 40's and again how much you get depends on where you are, about a quarter inch in the northwest suburbs, more than an inch possible along the coast. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, bright sunshine tomorrow, calm but cold 32 degrees. on sunday, rainy dreary with a high of 42. we clear out that rain on monday for the holiday gusty winds, 42 degrees almost a carbon copy of today's weather. tuesday increasing clouds 41 degrees. on wednesday some rain or snow showers with a high of 39 and temperatures drop a bit on thursday, mostly sunny, 37 and friday a mixture of clouds and sun with a high of 38 degrees. and i, of course will have an update on sunday's name coming up on "action news" tonight at 11:00 but looks like it's pretty much a washout. >> all right cecily. students in camden county got to learn all about the weather today from chris souers.
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chris visited the kindergarten class. he showed pictures of the "action news" team and explained how the green screen works. i don't know how the green screen works. >> very complicate. >> magic. >> very cool. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taft, shirleen allicott adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for "action news" after 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you join us at 11:00. >> ♪♪
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on this friday night, preparing for active shooters. what new york city's police chief now wants among the worldwide terror crack down. also tonight, inside that bus. and a moment in american fleury. the terrorist thinking he is meeting al qaeda. what we know about the case. brazen and dangerous. the armed couple on the run tonight. authorities say the girl is only 13. breaking news from the supreme court. what they have now signaled on gay marriage. the imposter weari and stethoscope for weeks. >> and my

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